Licensing / Creative Commons / Attribution

All stuff related to Creative Commons (CC) License and attribution.

An attempt to answer common myths about copyright seen on the net and cover issues related to copyright and USENET/Internet publication.


Images engage visitors, break up text and are even important for SEO. Learn where to find free stock photos to visually spice up your content. This article not only list 46 free image websites but explains the different "Creative Commons" licenses and ...


The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple ...


Recently someone informed me that I violated copyright [by posting] one of his cartoons on my blog. I apologized and removed the image. Now I’m worried about other images I’ve used. My blog is simply to connect with other writers and I don& ...


In this post we explore the difference between content curation and content scraping and how to avoid going to the dark side.


All Creative Commons (CC) licences require that users of the work attribute the creator. This is also a requirement under Australian copyright law. This means you always have to acknowledge the creator of the CC work you are using, as well as provide a ...


You can use CC-licensed materials as long as you follow the license conditions. One condition of all CC licenses is attribution. Here are some good (and not so good) examples of attribution. Note: If you want to learn how to mark your own material with ...


These FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding of Creative Commons, our licenses, and our other legal and technical tools. They provide basic information, sometimes about fairly complex topics, and will often link to more detailed informatio ...


This interactive page helps you choose the correct license for your work



This blog post explains the different creative commons licenses in easy speak.


A forum thread on flickr's help forum discussing this topic


Example of Image attribution. This is a really easy and smart looking way of attibuting an image.


At some point in your blogging career, you may want to quote or link to something you found online. It is very important that when you use something that you did not write, you provide proper credit. This applies to anything created by another person: ...


If you come across content or images licensed with Creative Commons (like all of the content and images on wikiHow), it's your responsibility to credit the creator in the manner they specify. These instructions are clear in theory, but many people who ...


Yes, the absolute correct way! I previously asked how you credit a CC photo from Flickr. Since then I’ve been doing my research and here is the results – The correct way to credit a photo.


All Creative Commons licences require that users of the work attribute the creator. This is a guide to such attribution from the Australian Creative Commons.


According to our research, more than 90% of Creative Commons photos are not attributed at all. To make matters worse, less than 10% of the photos that do credit the original work are attributed properly. This means that more than 99% o ...


Learn how to properly cite internet sources to avoid stealing people's content. 


Where can a conscientious business blogger find free, legal images to use on their blog? Creative Commons is the key.


A forum thread on Flickr's help forum discussing image attribution.